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Putting It Together: Playing Bass Lines & Guide Tones Simultaneously

Putting It Together: Playing Bass Lines & Guide Tones Simultaneously

February 21st, 2008 by




Ex.2: Blue Bossa

The next example is from Blue Bossa, the same chord progression from example two of my last lesson. Before playing both the bass line and guide tones together, I suggest learning them separately (ex. 2a and 2b), as they are a little tricky to coordinate. When putting them together, try and think of the example as two different parts working together. After all, that’s what you’re doing – playing a bass part and a chord part simultaneously.

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Ex. 2a – The Bass Line:

Bass Lines and Guide Tones

Ex.2b – The Guide Tones:

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Ex. 2c – Combining the Bass Line with the Guide Tones

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Putting It Together: Playing Bass Lines & Guide Tones Simultaneously

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Mark Kilianski is a Guitar player, teacher, and composer based in Boston, MA. Mark has been trained in Jazz Composition at the infamous Berklee College of Music and gigs regularly with the Progressive-Folk duo, The Whiskey Boys (www.whiskeyboys.com). He is well versed in the Jazz, Blues, Classic Rock, and Bluegrass idioms, an eclectic blend that gives his playing and writing a unique flavor.

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